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The Gameday Mauling: 9.3.2021

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‘Lisa is an outstanding student with a slight tendency toward know-it-all-ism’

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The Rock Chalkboard

Analysis: Reasons for optimism with 2021 Kansas offensive line
Specifically, Fuchs was presented with the number of sacks allowed per game by Kansas. The Jayhawks ranked dead-last nationally with 5.2 allowed per game. Of course, that was just one of several numbers to tell the story about the O-line struggles, but Fuchs honed in on that number.

Countdown to KU football (1): When will Kansas reach a bowl game?
When Les Miles was hired, there was a pretty defined path for Kansas to reach a bowl game. The first season (2019) was going to be the culmination of the David Beaty-era and 2020 was, in effect, Year 1. With progress in 2021, the stage would have been set for a few wins (or more) in 2022 and a bowl game in 2023.

Report: Marcus Garrett lands two-way deal with Miami Heat
Marcus Garrett has taken the next step with his NBA journey. Originally, Garrett, a senior at KU last year, signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Miami Heat. An Exhibit 10 contract is a glorified tryout deal with a likely NBA G League contract waiting on the other end.

Bits o Chalk

Paul Millsap agrees to deal with Brooklyn Nets
Millsap becomes the latest former All-Star to join the Nets over the past few seasons, joining Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Millsap's four All-Star appearances bring Brooklyn's total up to 38.

Seattle Seahawks sign Baylor basketball standout Mark Vital to practice squad as tight end
Vital, listed on the school's website as 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, was a starting forward for the Bears, who won the national title in April. He was not selected in this year's NBA draft and played for the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA summer league before announcing earlier this week that he was pursuing a career in the NFL.

C.J. Stroud heeds Ryan Day's message to 'keep swinging,' fuels Ohio State Buckeyes' comeback victory
"He and I had a conversation early on that we're going to keep swinging, no matter what happens, and we're not going to play close to the vest," Day said. "That's not the way we do it here. And he responded, but I really think it was the guys around him."

UCF rallies from 21-point deficit vs. Boise State, wins in Gus Malzahn's debut
ORLANDO, Fla. -- When UCF fell behind by 21 points in the season opener against Boise State on Thursday night, coach Gus Malzahn realized what happened the remainder of the game would tell him a lot about his new team.

Eraser Dust

See Oasis Deliver ‘Live Forever’ — With Noel Commentary — from Knebworth 1996 Film
“We were a pretty decent band the night before I wrote ‘Live Forever’ but it was indie music. The day after I wrote ’Live Forever,’ we were gonna be the biggest band in the world. I knew it,” Gallagher says in the clip. “If Oasis were my band, that was my song. It’s just everything: The words, the melody, and then the small sharp guitar solo.”

How Has the Texas Abortion Law Survived the Courts? - The New York Times
Legislation banning most terminations has gone into effect in Texas. How did it avoid being immediately struck down like so many previous anti-abortion laws?

New Zealand Police Kill A Man After He Stabs 6 People At A Supermarket : NPR
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities were so worried about an Islamic extremist they were following him around-the-clock and were able to shoot and kill him within 60 seconds of him unleashing a frenzied knife attack that wounded six people Friday at an Auckland supermarket.

See Oasis Deliver ‘Live Forever’ — With Noel Commentary — from Knebworth 1996 Film
“We were a pretty decent band the night before I wrote ‘Live Forever’ but it was indie music. The day after I wrote ’Live Forever,’ we were gonna be the biggest band in the world. I knew it,” Gallagher says in the clip. “If Oasis were my band, that was my song. It’s just everything: The words, the melody, and then the small sharp guitar solo.”

Jackie Johnson: Former district attorney indicted in connection to Ahmaud Arbery case - CNN
Johnson -- on the day of the shooting -- prevented two Glynn County police officers from exercising their duties "by directing that Travis McMichael should not be placed under arrest, contrary to the laws of said State, the good order, peace, and dignity thereof," the indictment said.

Columbia Falls brewery among businesses suing Montana secretary of state over duplicate charges | Daily Inter Lake
Backslope Brewing of Columbia Falls is one of seven small businesses suing Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen, alleging her office overcharged many businesses for various fees and then declined to issue refunds unless requested in writing.

Shang-Chi could suffer because Marvel can’t push pause on its big story - The Verge
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an important film for Marvel for lots of reasons. It’s the studio’s first return to theatrical exclusive release after over a year and a half of delays due to COVID-19 (which included shifting Black Widow to Disney Plus as well as theaters). It’s the studio’s first film with an Asian lead, a long-awaited milestone that took over a decade for the company to actually accomplish. And it marks the “real” start of its Phase 4 films, advancing the future of the MCU with fresh stories post-Endgame.

Dog the Bounty Hunter Marries Francie Frane Amid Family Turmoil - E! Online
In August, Dog's daughters Cecily and Bonnie Chapman told TMZ that they were not invited to the wedding. Later, Bonnie took to Facebook to further explain her ongoing feud with Dog, citing a dispute over her choice to participate in Black Lives Matter protests and accusing her dad of racism.

Pregame Pump up Song